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The early 1900s health care history of El Paso was mainly concerned with the treatment and curing of tuberculosis. With the Southwestern U.S. being thought of the perfect place to recover from it; dry air, lots of sunshine and rest was the best for tuberculosis patients. So El Paso ended up with many sanatoriums. The Albert Baldwin Sanatorium, which is on the postcard, was founded by David Gilmore Baldwin ( 1868 - 1912). He was a former New Orleans postmaster who had contracted tuberculosis. Coming to El Paso looking for a “sun cure”, he stayed and bought the site in 1903 and built a tuberculosis sanatorium. He named it The Albert Baldwin Health Resort in honor of his father. The first patients were admitted in 1907. In the 1927 the old building was put up for sale and new sanatorium was built, the Homan Sanatorium.

Uploaded on 08.14.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Collection: Stansel Postcard Collection

Accession no: PH049-1-1-014

Central / Rim Road, (1910 - 1919), Health

  • Highland Park

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